Nights in the Gardens of Spain

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Reed, 1995 - Bisexual men - 304 pages
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David Munro has everything a man could wish for - a beautiful wife, two adoring daughters, a top academic position and a circle of devoted friends. But he also has another life - lived mainly at night and frequently in what he comes to know as 'The Gardens of Spain', the places where gay and bisexual men meet. Now he must choose which of his two lives to follow . . . This landmark book is a radical departure from Witi Ihimaera's Maori novels and stories. Now in its third edition, Nights in the Gardens of Spain takes it readers along the precarious divide between sexuality and social mores, exploring the dilemmas of contemporary gay culture with anger and laughter, sensitivity and honesty.

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Every once in a while an author brings tears to my eyes when I least expect it. I have liked every Ihimaera book I have read so far but this one had pieces in it that took me just that little bit ... Read full review

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Witi Ihimaera was born in Gisborne, New Zealand on February 7, 1944 into a Maori family of Mormons. After completing a B.A. in English, he worked as a journalist in New Zealand and started writing fiction. His first collection of short stories, Pounamu Pounamu, was published in 1972 and his first novel, Tangi, was published in 1973. His other works include Whanau, The Matriarch, The Whale Rider, The Dream Swimmer, Sky Dancer, The Trowenna Sea, and The Parihaka Woman. In 1982 he coedited an anthology of Maori writing, Into the World of Light, and continues to be a champion of literature in English by Maoris. In 2015 his title's Maori Boy: A Memoir and White Lies made The New Zealand Best Seller List and in 2016 it won the New Zealand Award general nonfiction award.

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